Npower Supports Cricket in the City
Released on: August 16, 2011, 2:33 pm
In support Cricket in the City in Birmingham, Test Series
sponsor npower will be bringing its Urban Cricket to Victoria Square.
A scheme to encourage grass roots cricket and get children playing the game, Urban
Cricket is now in
its fifth year. As part of the scheme, five dedicated Urban Cricket facilities were
opened across the country - including one in Highgate Park in Birmingham which was
opened in 2008.
Birmingham City Council, working in partnership with Warwickshire Cricket Board,
regularly uses the facility to run cricket coaching programmes for local schools.
npower will bring Urban Cricket to the city centre as part of the Cricket in the
City event, with a giveaway of hundreds of cricket kits, including a bat and ball.
Clare McDoughall, Education Programme Director at npower, said: "Initiatives like Urban Cricket are
essential to get more young people interested in playing cricket. It's easy to
learn, anyone can have a go and you don't need expensive equipment."
Urban Cricket is a national project run in conjunction with ECB, which launched in
2006 with a clear goal to get more children playing cricket. The scheme has also
been responsible for the development of 5 purpose built cricket facilities across
UK, those being in Brixton in London, Abbeyfield Park in Sheffield, Highgate Park in
Birmingham, King Edward in Nottingham and Bignor Playing Field in Manchester.
npower is one of the UK's largest energy suppliers and has 6.6 million customer accounts across
npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community’s CR Index and
is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved the CommunityMark since its launch.
All CommunityMark achievers have been recognised for demonstrating excellence in
their holistic and strategic approach to community investment.
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